Welcome to HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery – Your Partner In Sports
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. It includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and even your nerves: basically all the essential parts of your body for you to move, work and enjoy your life.
Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
As an active sportsperson, you would have had your share of orthopaedic injuries. Not only will these injuries (and other conditions for that matter) impede your ability to perform at optimal level in your chosen sport, they will also impact the quality of your daily living.
The sooner you get your orthopaedic issues handled, the faster you can get back to enjoying sports and life!
There are surgical and non-surgical treatments for all types of back & spine injuries and conditions due to sports, ranging from exercises of the back to minimally invasive surgery to surgical decompression and fusion.
Dr Chang Haw Chong graduated from from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine in 1994. He was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow in 1998. The same year, he obtained his Master of Medicine in General Surgery from the National University of Singapore. In 2001, Dr Chang obtained the FRCS Edin (Orth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Chang then served as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Changi General Hospital and as Deputy-Head of the Changi Sports Medicine Center (CSMC). He was involved in developing the Orthopaedic Sports Service in CSMC, eventually becoming the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Service in 2007.
Dr Chang also took up roles in education and training in Orthopaedics. He served as a Clinical Lecturer with the National University of Singapore. And as the Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Changi General Hospital, he trained surgeons and organized cadaveric workshops in orthopaedic surgery techniques.
As a researcher, Dr Chang published peer-reviewed papers in the Sports Medicine journal, the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Journal. Dr Chang also contributed a book chapter in the 4th edition of ‘Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee’, a textbook for knee surgeons. He also co-authored a new surgical technique in double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and is serving in the Editorial Board of the Singapore Medical Journal.